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STEVEDORE

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 905 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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STEVEDORE, a person who is engaged in the stowage of cargo on board a ship, one who loads and unloads vessels in port. The word is an adaptation of the Spanish eslivador, literally a packer, rstinar, to press or pack closely, Latin slipare, to press. The Spanish word was particularly applied to the packers of wool, when Spain was a great wool-exporting country, and thus came into general mercantile use.
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